Tim Deegan arrested on DUI charge

Published On: Dec 24 2013 02:37:45 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 04 2013 11:10:00 AM EST

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of Tim Deegan


Veteran First Coast News meteorologist Tim Deegan was arrested Saturday night and charged with DUI and running a stop sign, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

According to the arrest report, Deegan, 54, was stopped on 1st Street North about 8:45 p.m. after a Jacksonville Beach police officer saw Deegan's Jeep go through the four-way stop intersection with Beach Boulevard at about 10 mph.

The arresting officer noted that Deegan's eyes were red, watery and glassy, and there was a strong odor of alcohol coming from the SUV.  The report said he was slurring his words, was clumsy when he got of the car, then couldn't find his wallet.

DOCUMENT: Tim Deegan arrest report

The report says he told officers he had two beers at a birthday party and was returning home.  An inventory of the car found three empty Budweiser cans, a full, unopened beer can in the passenger seat and a half-full 16-ounce can, cold to the touch, in the driver console, covered by a Texas A&M ball cap.

Police said his blood alcohol content was .181 and .179.

First Coast News President and General Manager Eric Land released the following statement on Sunday:

"As a matter of policy, FCN does not comment on matters of a legal or personnel nature involving our employees."


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